Coexistence of two dengue virus serotypes and forecasting for Madeira Island

By Rocha, F.P.; Rodrigues, H.S.; Monteiro, M.T.T.; Torres, D.F.M.

Operations Research for Health Care



The first outbreak of dengue occurred in Madeira Island in 2012, featuring one virus serotype. Aedes aegypti was the vector of the disease and it is unlikely that it will be eliminated from the island. Therefore, a new outbreak of dengue fever can occur and, if it happens, risk to the population increases if two serotypes coexist. In this paper, mathematical modeling and numerical simulations are carried out to forecast what may happen in Madeira Island in such a scenario.



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